Settle scores with opposition, emulate Buhari, Atiku, APC Group urges grassroots politicians
The Lagos4Lagos movement, a group in Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged members of the party to desist from creating enemies with other party members, and work for the good of the state.
Lead Visioner of Lagos4Lagos, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as ‘Jandor,’ stated that the role former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other bigwig politicians played at the marriage ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, recently, should be emulated by grassroots politicians.
He spoke during a programme tagged; “Pre-Local Government Area (LGA) election visitation to Alimosho.” He said the APC party structure is of no benefit to the masses.
Adediran, who stated that bigwig politicians stylishly turned their grassroots members to enemies, while they wine and dine with one another, urged the masses to work for the common good of the society.
He asked: “Who has the mandate helped? This is what they are using to divide and impose candidates on us. The suffering in Lagos has no political party. What we need is a change. We need to change the status quo. It is time for us to elect the person that we can vouch for, not the one that will be introduced to us, six-seven months to the election. We want a governor that understands Alimosho very well and knows everywhere in the community.”
Continuing Jandor urged leaders of each group and other political parties to desist from seeing themselves as enemies. “It’s time to embrace ourselves because what happened in Abuja during the wedding ceremony of President Buhari’s son should be an eye-opener.
“If we attend one another’s event, they would say we are engaging in anti-party activities. But, they can fellowship together. Please, don’t allow anybody to deceive you, go and resolve issues with members of other political parties and work together for the good of Lagos State.”
MEANWHILE, Traditional rulers in Alimosho, led by Onigando of Igando, Oba Lasisi Gbadamosi, have called on Jandor for governorship of the state in 2023.
The monarchs of the area, which is dubbed, ‘Tinubu’s Own Country,’ expressed their support at the Onigando’s palace when Adediran led a delegation of the group on a courtesy call where other monarchs in the area were in attendance.
They include Onipaja of Ipaja, Oba Kolawole Egundipe, Onishasha, Oba Babatunde Ogunronbi Akimowo, Onijegun, Oba Olomitutu, Elegbeda, Oba Orelope, Onikotun, Oba Gbadabiu Asiwaju, and others.
Gbadamosi, who called for prayers for the success of the ambition, urged all the kings and High Chief ‘Baales’ to support Jandor.
The monarch, noting that the Awori people have been lagging behind in every sphere in the state, urged the people to support Jandor.
He expressed joy that Jandor was the first to visit the traditional rulers in the area, adding that “it’s a sign that he’s serious about the governorship ambition.”
According to Gbadamosi, “I know for a fact that more people will still come because when former governor Babatunde Fashola was contesting, he came here. There were 18 in number during his time. The 19th didn’t show up after we mobilised the people to receive him. By the Grace of God, Jandor will be governor come 2023 according to earlier prayers said by Oba Meiran who is a traditionalist, pastor and an Imam, he will succeed.”
Gbadamosi, however, pleaded with Jandor to be fair to the traditional rulers in the state after being sworn-in.
Responding, Jandor said: “We want to take back what rightly belongs to us. We are asking and knocking that for the first time, let the governorship be given to the real indigene.
“Lagos4Lagos wants to restore what rightly belongs to us. Awori has 17 out of the 20 local governments in Lagos state. The process for the governorship started six years ago. We have traversed all the local governments in the state. Our people in Epe and Ikorodu are with us. The traditional rulers have given their words to support our political aspiration. “Lagos4Lagos is broad-based. By 2023, all the people in Lagos will support whichever party is putting Lagos indigene on the ballot.
“We are not talking about PDP or APC or APGA. That will not matter anymore. It’s the party that’s putting the indigene on the ballot that will get our support. We have the numerical strength in the state. Lagos4Lagos is broad-based. “
“Kabiyesi, It will get to a time that they will call you to talk to me to drop my ambition, I won’t listen to Kabiyesi. We don’t need deputy or senatorial seats anymore. What we need now is executive power to turn our fortune around and we’ll get it in 2023 by God’s grace,” he said.
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